Combustion and radiation modelling

No of hours per week: 3  [2 + 1], one term   ECTS: 4

Lecturers: Neven Duić - Željko Bogdan - Daniel Schneider -
Assistent: Milan Vujanović -
  Luka Perković -

Study: graduate study of mechanical engineering
Course: Process and energy
Term: III term

Course type:

Knowledge assessment:
continous [colloquy, programs]

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Exam prerequisites:
Thermodynamics I, Fluid Mechanics I
  Course objective:
Introduction to processes of combustion and heat radiation, and methods for their calculations inside furnaces, boilers and combustion chambers. The objective is to provide the required foundation for students involved in research on any aspect of reacting flow, combustion and radiation, to be familiar with mathematical modelling and numerical simulations, which can then serve as guidance toward greater understanding of combustion and radiation processes that is required for producing combustion devices with ever higher efficiency and with lower pollutant emissions.

Recommended literature:
1. Duić, Neven. Prilog matematičkom modeliranju izgaranja plinovitog goriva u ložištu generatora pare / doctoral thesis. Zagreb : Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 24.04.1998 , page 171 Mentor: Bogdan, Željko.
2. D. R. Schneider, Investigation of the possibility of the SO3 reduction during heavy-oil fuel combustion, PhD thesis (in Croatian), Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, 2002
3. Vujanović, Milan. Numerical modelling of multiphase flow in combustion of liquid fuel / doctoral thesis. Zagreb : Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 20.05. 2010
4. N. Peters, Turbulent Combustion, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
5. J. Warnatz, U. Maas, and R. W. Dibble, Combustion, 2nd or later editions, Springer, 1999.
6. Kuo, K.K., Principles of Combustion, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1986.
7. Siegel.R. and Howell,J.R., Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, second edition, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, Washington, 1981.

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Week Lectures   Exercises

1. Introduction. Modeling of combustion.   Demonstration of combustion problems with specific solved examples.
2. Basic laws of continuum mechanics and combustion processes.   Simple examples of problems in combustion and heat transfer.
3. Chemical kinetics.   Examples of chemical kinetics.
4. Laminar and turbulent flames, flames species.   Examples of laminar and turbulent flames.
5. Modeling the combustion of pre-mixed flames.   Computer simulation of pre-mixed flame.
6. Modeling the combustion of non-premixed flames.   Computer simulation of non-premixed flame.
7. Stationary combustion model of heavy fuel oil.   Computer simulation of combustion of fuel oil in the IJmuiden combustion chamber
8. Eddy Break-Up Model.   Computer simulation of combustion using the Eddy Break-Up Model.
9. The model of coherent structures - CFM model.   Computer simulation of combustion using the CFM model.
10. Extended model of coherent structures - ECFM model.   Computer simulation of combustion by the application of ECFM models.
11. Modelling the combustion of liquid fuels. Modeling fuel spray.   Modeling fuel spray in the case of Toyota.
12. Emissions of pollutants. Hazardous flue gases and climate change. Modelling of CO2 emissions.   Measures to reduce CO2 emissions in the cement industry.
13. Modeling of NOx pollutants.   An example of setting up a mathematical model and the calculation of NOx
14. Modeling of SOx and soot.   An example of setting up a mathematical model and the calculation of SOx and soot.
15. Modeling of radiative heat transfer.   Examples for the calculation of radiation.

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